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Preakness: Gasps and Disbelief Give Way to Hope, Prayers

May 20, 2006

The gasps that rose from the record crowd gathered for Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course told the story. There eventually was a winner, but even his connections were thinking about the injury to heavily favored Barbaro,... Read More

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Bernardini Takes Preakness; Barbaro Injured

May 20, 2006

Bernardini rolled to victory in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) Saturday at Pimlico Race Course while a serious injury shattered Barbaro's racing career and dreams of a Triple Crown bid.

The start was delayed after Barbaro broke through th... Read More

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Program Could Help Alleviate Shortage of Large Animal Vets

May 19, 2006

A bill approved by the Kansas Legislature and recently signed into law by Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will benefit veterinary students and rural Kansas communities, according to Ralph Richardson, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at... Read More

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CEO Named to Lead 2010 FEI Games in Kentucky

May 19, 2006

John P. (Jack) Kelly has been hired as the chief executive officer of the World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc., the entity in charge of putting on the 2010 FEI (FÈdÈration Equestre Internationale) Games in Kentucky, the world equestrian... Read More

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Alltech Delivers the Nutrigenomic Promise in Equine Nutrition

May 19, 2006

The 1,550 delegates from 71 different countries who attended Alltech's 22nd International Feed Industry Symposium were challenged by "new realities" in equine nutrition. Those present at the annual three-day Symposium, which was held April 23-26... Read More

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Many Activities on Preakness Stakes Day at Lone Star

May 18, 2006

Runaway Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, who improved his record to a perfect six wins in six starts, will strive to remain unbeaten Saturday when he headlines the middle jewel of horse racing's coveted Triple Crown--the 131st Preakness Stakes fro... Read More

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Barbaro Works Quarter-Mile Thursday in Final Preakness Prep

May 18, 2006

Barbaro, installed as the even-money morning-line favorite for Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I), galloped strongly and "blew out" a quarter of a mile in an unofficial :24 1/5 Thursday at Fair Hill Training Center in his final prep for the... Read More

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Barbaro to Start from Post 6 as Even-Money Choice

May 18, 2006

Lael Stables' Barbaro, undefeated winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will break from post position 6 and was installed as the even-money morning line favorite in Saturday's $1-million Preakness Stakes (gr.... Read More

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Keeping Barns Clean

May 18, 2006

Keeping a barn clean is paramount to your horse's health, and your own, especially when you consider that a 1,000-pound horse produces roughly 50 pounds of manure and anywhere from six to 10 gallons of urine a day. Between the manure and the... Read More

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Hoof Structure and Foot Facts (Book Excerpt)

May 17, 2006

The old saying, "No hoof, no horse" is very true, especially as it pertains to the horse's working ability and soundness. The horse is an athlete; we use him for a variety of athletic purposes -- racing, jumping, chasing cattle, pulling carts.... Read More

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West Virginia Tracks Lift Embargo on Horses from Ohio Farm

May 17, 2006

A horse that had displayed clinical signs of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) was negative for the virus according to polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests for the disease. This resulted in the lifting of an embargo imposed by the West Virginia... Read More

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WEG Endurance Team Hopefuls Prepare to Demonstrate their Abilities

May 17, 2006

With the 2006 World Equestrian Games (WEG) just three months away, the top endurance riders in the U.S. are preparing to demonstrate their abilities in hopes of earning a place on the U.S. Endurance Team. In order to be considered, each rider... Read More

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Fourth Biennial Foreign Animal Disease Training Course

May 17, 2006

The health of livestock and the security of animal agriculture industries are vitally important issues in today's world. The Fourth Biennial Foreign Animal Disease Training Course, will be held in Madison, Wisc., July 30-Aug. 4, by the Universit... Read More

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University of Minnesota Planning $14 million Equine Center

May 16, 2006

On May 10, the University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), received the green light to build a proposed $14-million equine center. The complex, which will initially be financed by an internal loan from the university, will... Read More

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Lamplight Equestrian Center to Host 2007-2009 American Eventing Championships

May 16, 2006

The U.S. Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that Lamplight Equestrian Center will host the 2007-2009 American Eventing Championships (AEC), which are the national championships for the sport of eventing. The Championships include... Read More

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Sam Houston University to Graduate First Class of American Paint Horses

May 16, 2006

Seven American Paint Horse Association (APHA) registered fillies were enrolled this semester at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) in Huntsville, Texas, to receive a higher education. Not your typical student body, this is one of the first all Paint... Read More

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Lawyer Ron Back at Churchill After Surgery

May 16, 2006

Grade II winner Lawyer Ron, who ran unplaced in the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been returned to trainer Bob Holthus at Churchill Downs following surgery to remove bone chips.... Read More

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West Virginia Tracks Issue Embargo on Horses from Ohio Farm

May 15, 2006

A suspected case of neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) has led two West Virginia racetracks to issue an embargo on any horses from a horse farm in Ohio.

According to the Wheeling (West Virginia) Intelligencer, officials at... Read More

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May 21-27 is Hurricane Awareness Week

May 15, 2006

History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.... Read More

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Spring and Fall Wellness Exams Help Keep Horses Healthy

May 15, 2006

Many horse health crises can be prevented with wellness exams, vaccinations, and year-round parasite control. ... Read More

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Freedom Health Sponsors the First Annual Thoroughbred Fraternity Party

May 15, 2006

Join hosts Chris Lincoln and Randy Moss of ESPN on June 17 for the first annual Thoroughbred Fraternity Party, presented by SUCCEED Digestive Conditioning Program. The event will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville,... Read More

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Hospital Footwear and Bacteria

May 15, 2006

A study published in the April edition of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) shows little difference in bacteria counts collected in an equine hospital while staff observed different footwear protocols.... Read More

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The 18th Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium Returns in 2007

May 12, 2006

The 18th Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium will return to Louisville, Ky., in 2007 with a full slate of international speakers sharing information on the diagnosis and treatment of laminitis and other diseases involving the equine foot. The Symposiu... Read More

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Mule Clones Will Race in June

May 12, 2006

It will be nature vs. nurture when the University of Idaho's two mule clones Idaho Gem and Idaho Star take to the racetrack at Winnemucca, Nev., June 3 and 4 for the first leg of mule racing's triple crown. Sponsors believe the mules will become... Read More

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Fortified Plasma Benefits Sick Foals

May 12, 2006

Critically ill foals are seven percent more likely to survive if they receive plasma with higher concentrations of antibodies as opposed to traditional plasma, according to results of a recent study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School... Read More